Industrial Digitalisation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
The Masters Programme in Industrial Digitalisation offered by the University of Vaasa is an application oriented programme, covering topics like telecommunications, embedded systems, intelligent robotics, evolutionary computing, machine learning and automation.


The Master’s Programme in Industrial Digitalisation offered by the University of Vaasa aims to to educate qualified Masters of Science with a specialisation mainly in the distributed energy production information systems.

All main topics in the programme have a great impact on the industrial digitalisation. For example, wireless communication is the backbone of connecting people as well as machines and devices toward the era of the Internet of Things. 

It is also an essential part of other distributed systems such as smart cities, wireless automation, smart grids, e-health systems, e-government, security, and many other applications. Data analysis is another important topic that is essential in industry. 

Extracting useful and crucial information from huge size of data and maybe taking automatic action based on this information is another major part in industry digitalisation. We wish to provide our students with scientific and technical information required to understand, analyse, and deal with such advanced systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Linear Algebra
  • Numerical Methods
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Complex Analysis and Integral Transforms
  • Advanced Telecommunication Theory
  • Sound Processing
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Computer Simulations
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Application Development

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements


To be considered for admission to the programme, the applicant must fulfil the following criteria:

1. Scope of the degree:

  • a Bachelors degree (3-4 years) in an appropriate field outside Finland or
  • a university level Bachelors (or Masters) degree in an appropriate field in Finland
  • a polytechnic level Bachelors degree in an appropriate field in Finland.

The appropriate fields include e.g. telecommunications, computer science, automation or electrical engineering, or others similar to the aforementioned fields of study.

2. Prior studies at Bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme:

The applicants are required to have skills in the following areas when applying for admission to the programme:

  • Mathematics (integral transforms, algebra, statistics and probability)
  • Basics of Physics (electromagnetism, waves)
  • Programming skills
  • Basics of theoretical electrical engineering and/or electronics (electrical circuit analysis, basic electronic design)
  • Basics of telecommunication engineering

In addition, knowledge of the following areas may be considered as an advantage in the admission process:

  • Wireless communication
  • Embedded systems
  • Automatic control engineering
  • Signal processing
  • Operating systems
  • Power systems
  • User interfaces

3. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

No tuition for:

  • EU/EEA citizen or their family member
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen
  • residents of Finland on a permanent basis
  • students with an EU Blue Card

Living costs for Vaasa

680 - 990 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


First Year Scholarship - University of Vaasa Global Student Scholarship

Each Masters programme will provide one 100% tuition fee waiver to the best ranked tuition fee subjected student based on the previous academic merits reviewed during application process.

Each Masters programme will provide five 50% tuition fee waivers to the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth best ranked tuition fee subjected students based on the previous academic merits reviewed during application process.

Second Year Scholarship - University of Vaasa Global Student Award for Academic Excellence

Every student completing the expected and required number of credits during the first year gets automatically a 50% tuition fee waiver.

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